Traction Man

Our last story for this half term is…

Traction Man
by Mini Grey

Reading ‘Traction Man’…

I think it is…

Now see if you can answer some questions all about our story.
Remember you can use the communication boards and re-watch the video to help you.

 

Who?

1. Who has kidnapped the farm animals?
2. Who goes diving in the sink?
3. Who is Traction Man guarding in the kitchen?
4. Who saves Traction Man in the sink?
5. Who is the first to be saved by Traction Man?
6. Who is stuck in the mud in the garden?
7. Whose house do Traction Man and Scrubbing brush visit?
8. Who falls off the kitchen cupboard cliff?
9. Who laughs at Traction Man’s green romper?
10. Who tries to steal Scrubbing brush in the bath?

Where?

1. Where is the little boy at the beginning of the story?
2. Where does Traction Man meet Scrubbing brush?
3. Where does Traction Man save the dolls?
4. Where are Traction Man and Scrubbing brush when they are counting Christmas trees?
5. Where is Traction Man when he gets his present?
6. Where are Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush when they are attacked by the toes?

When?

1. When is the story set? (the time of year)
2. What season is the story set in?
3. When does Traction Man take a photograph of the toes?
4. When is Traction Man in the garden?
5. When is Traction Man in the kitchen?
6. When is Traction Man in the bedroom?

What?

1. What is Traction Man doing in the sink?
2. What does Traction Man fly around in at the beginning of the story?
3. What does Traction Man get from Granny?
4. What is the weather like in the garden?
5. What are the dolls stuck in?
6. What does Traction Man do to defeat the Evil Pillow?
7. What do Traction Man and Scrubbing brush get at the end of the story?
8. What does Traction Man do in the bath?
9. What is Scrubbing Brush to Traction Man?
10. What do Dr Sock and Cupcake do?

Other

1. How might Traction Man feel when Dr Sock and Cupcake are laughing at him?
2. If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
3. Why did Traction Man tickle the toes?
4. How many different things can you see and name in the kitchen picture?

5. What can you see in the garden?

6. Can you make your own superhero character from a household object?
7. Can you make your own villain character from a household object?
8. Can you create a short role-play story using your characters like the Traction Man story?

Don’t forget to send us any photos or videos via ClassDojo or using birc@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel and Brendan

Robots!

Hello 2B!
Have you been enjoying our learning about No-bot- the robot with no bottom?
Today, I have a couple of robot activities for you to try at home!

 

Here is a Robot themed ‘Justin’s House’ to watch….

 

And why not have a go at Robot yoga?

 

Or design your own Robot on PurpleMash!

I have set this as a task for you to try on PurpleMash.
If you log-in to your PurpleMash account and click on the Purple bell ‘alert’ button at the top, you should see it.


Remember to send your photos and videos via Class Dojo or using the class email address:
birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel and Brendan

 

Money

Hello 2B!

Today we are going to learn all about money.

Name the coins

Identify and give the correct coins

Making amounts to 10p

Now let’s use what we have learnt:

Money Games
Education city have some fantastic games to help support money learning. Log-on using your personal log-in details. Head to:
Subjects>Maths>Apples 2 (for introducing change)
Subjects>Maths>Bananas 1 (for recognising and naming coins and notes)
Subjects>Maths>Bananas 2 (for combining coins to make amounts)


Money Role-Play
In class, we enjoy ‘Money Tuck’. This is where we use coins to ‘buy’ our food at tuck time. Why not try something similar at breakfast or lunch time?
Activity Ideas:
-You could practise handing a coin to get 1 item, 2 coins for 2 items etc.
-You could then try giving the correct coin (start up to 10p) e.g 1p for toast, 2p for a banana etc.
-You could even be the shopkeeper and collect the money from your family.
– You could introduce waiting for and receiving change
You could make small amounts (up to 10p or 20p) using a range of coins e.g make 7p

Money learning…

I think it is…

We would love to see photos and videos of your money learning from home.
Send them to us via ClassDojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel and Brendan

 

Positional Language

 

Today we are going to learn about Positional language using the robots we created last week.


The prepositions that we are going to look at are under, in, on, next to, in front and behind.
 

 

Where is Brendan’s  robot? 

Brendan’s robot is behind Ralph.

Can you put your robot behind a chair?

 

 

Where is Brendan’s robot?

Brendan’s robot is in front of the doggie door stop.

Can you put your robot in front of the TV?

 


Where is Brendan’s robot?

Brendan’s robot is inside a bag.


Can you put your robot inside a bag?

 


Where is Brendan’s robot?

Brendan’s robot is next to the Rhino.

Can you put your robot next to one of your toys?

 

 

Where is Brendan’s robot?

Brendan’s robot is on the sofa.


Can you put your robot on the sofa?

 

 

 

 

  1. What colour is the robot that is NEXT TO the green robot?
  2. What colour is the robot that is UNDER the yellow and purple robot?
  3. What colour are the robots NEXT TO the blue robots?
  4. What colour is the robot that is UNDER the green robot?

 

Prepositions with my robot…

I think it is…


Don’t forget to send us any photos or videos of your learning via ClassDojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk.


Stay Safe.
Brendan, Sarah and Rachel.

 

 

 

Online Learning

Hello again 2B!


Just a reminder of all the amazing websites you can use to help with your learning at home (just look at the symbols of all the different things you could learn about!)

Education City
https://www.educationcity.com/
(Or link on the main blog page)

Use your personal log-in details (sent home before we finished).
Choose from lots of Maths, English, Computing and Science games on the ‘Apples’ or ‘Bananas 1’ tabs.

Oak Academy

https://classroom.thenational.academy/ 
(Or link on the main blog page)

The Oak Academy has been set up during lockdown to support learning from home. There are lots of fantastic lessons, some designed for children with special educational needs. 

Why not try these?:

Numeracy > Building understanding > 2d shape lesson (If you don’t have the shapes at home you can do a shape hunt with shapes cut out of pieces of paper.
Speech and language > No school this week. Offers more understanding of learning from home.
Art  > Making a rainbow (This will be ideal for colour identification)
Art  > Making a rocket (Gross motor and fine motor skills).
Subjects > EYFS > Placing number cards in order. (This is perfect for further embedding number ordering).
Subjects > EYFS > Three Little Pigs > a lovely story (Some support will be needed for the phonics, but it is a lovely video and story to follow.


Phonics Play 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Fantastic phonics games (which we love playing in school).
Phonics Play are continuing to offer free access from home:
username: march20
password: home


Discovery (Espresso)

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/
(Or link on the main blog page)

Access to more fantastic videos and games to support learning.
Espresso is particularly good at supporting Phonics (using Scrap and Polly phonics)


YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/?gl=GB&hl=en-GB

The perfect place to find videos and songs to support any learning!
We like using Jack Hartmann (for maths), Cosmic Kids (for Yoga) and Just Dance (physical) in class.


Purple Mash
(Or link on the main blog page)

Use your personal log-ins (sent home before we finished and also in the front of your home-school diaries) to access lots of different activities.
We usually enjoy the art based activities in class where you can design/ draw your own pictures.


Online learning….

I think it is….

Remember to send any photos or videos of your learning via ClassDojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.


Sarah, Rachel and Brendan.

Socially Distanced Hands

Hello again 2B.

I’ve been missing seeing my friends and family whilst I have been keeping safe at home- and I’m sure you have too!
I have been learning more about Coronavirus from Doctor Dog and finding out what I have to do to keep safe and why.

Because we have to stay apart from our friends and family and can’t give them a hug or a high-five at the minute, I’ve made some socially-distanced hands so I can give them a hand shake or high-five from a safe distance.
I thought you might like to make some too, so that you can use them with your friends and family.

 

You will need:

1. Draw round your hand 2 times on some coloured card (or paper if you don’t have any card)

2. Cut out your hands

3. Find a tie, scarf or piece of material that is roughly 2m long. I’ve used one of my Dad’s ties because they are a perfect length!

4. Staple (or attach in some way) your hands to each end of your 2m length of material

5. Your socially-distanced hands are ready to use!

Making my socially-distanced hands…

I think it is…

Why not take some photos and videos of you using your socially-distanced hands with your friends and family? Don’t forget to send them to us via ClassDojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel ad Brendan.

Making a Robot at home!

Did you enjoy our story all about NO-BOT?
He would like you to make your own very NO-BOT using junk modelling.
You can use lots of different junk items to create your very own NO-BOT.

 To help you out with ideas, Brendan has made his own NO-BOT

 

1) Gather materials ready to start making your own NO-BOT

 

2) Choose a body and head for you NO-BOT.

Do you want to have a big or small body ? 

 What shape do you want your body to be ? 

 Brendan chose the small box for his NO-BOT.
Which box did Brendan choose in the picture?
  

 

What head do you want for your NO-BOT?

What shape could your head be ?
Is it big or small?

Brendan chose the small square box for his head .
Looking at the picture, which box did Brendan choose?

 

3) Now it’s time for the arms and legs of you NO-BOT.

Do you want short or long arms and legs?

How many arms and legs do you want your NO-BOT to have?

Brendan chose 4 small toilet rolls for his NO-BOT –2 for the legs and 2 for the arms.
Looking at the photograph, which toilet rolls did Brendan choose?

 

 4) Making your NO-BOT

 Draw around the toilet roll (or whatever you are using for the arms) on either side of the box (or whatever you are using for the body), cut out and slot the arms in.

  Repeat for the legs at the bottom of the body.

 

5) Decorate you robot.

Decorate each part of NO-BOT’s body.
You could use….

Here is Brendan’s NO-BOT.
What did he use to decorate his robot?

                     

6) Attach the head and arms to your NO-BOT 

7) Give your NO-BOT some features.
Your could add…

How many eyes do you want him to have ?

What shape do you want his eyes to be ? 

Brendan chose 2 eyes for his NO-BOT.
What shape are Brendan’s NO-BOT eyes?

Does your NO-BOT have a nose?
How many antennae does your NO-BOT have?
Which other features does your NO-BOT have?

 

Brendan’s finished NO-BOT.
Which features does Brendan’s NO-BOT have?

Making my own NO-BOT…

I think it is…

Don’t forget to take pictures like me and send them to us via Class Dojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk.

Stay Safe.

Brendan,  Sarah and Rachel 

 

 

 

 

 

Brendan’s on TV!

Hello 2B!
Who saw Brendan on the TV this morning?

Brendan is raising money to help the animals at Chester Zoo.
Whilst we have been keeping safe at home, the animals haven’t had any visitors and the zoo needs money to feed them.


Brendan is running a long way every day dressed up as some of the animals you would find at the zoo.

Which animals did you see him dressed up as in the video?


I know we all want to say ‘Good Luck Brendan!’
From Kye, Lewis, Sebastian, Elliot, Lavina, Eva, Willow, Amara, Katie, Sarah and Rachel.


Stay Safe.


Sarah, Rachel and Brendan.

No-Bot: The Robot with no Bottom!

Our next story for this half-term is…….

No-Bot: The Robot with no Bottom!
by Sue Hendra

I hope you enjoy reading this silly story with me.

Reading ‘No-Bot: The Robot with no Bottom!’…..

I think it is……

Now see if you can answer some questions all about our story.
Remember you can use the communication boards and re-watch the video to help you.

 

Who?

1. Who loses their bottom?
2. Who used Bernard’s bottom as part of their drum kit?
3. Who used Bernard’s bottom as a boat?
4. Whose hat looked like Bernard’s bottom?
5. Who does Bernard talk to first?
6. Who is riding a bicycle?
7. Who is watering flowers?
8. Who used Bernard’s bottom as a nest?

 

Where?

1. Where was Monkey sat when Bernard first talked to him?
2. Where was Bernard going when he realised he had lost his bottom?
3. Where did Bernard love to go?
4. Where did Bernard go at the end of the story?
5. Where was Bernard when he lost his bottom?
5. Where were the Rabbits going in the boat?

 

What?

1. What did Bear use Bernard’s bottom for?
2. What is Bernard?
3. What is bird feeding to her chicks?
4. What does Bernard lose?
5. What does Bird use Bernard’s bottom as?
6. What happened to the branch that Bird was using to have her nest on?
7. What were the Rabbits travelling in?
8. What was Seal riding?
9. What was Elephant wearing that looked like Bernard’s bottom?
10. What was dog using to water his flowers?
11. What was Bernard’s bottom really being used as at the end of the story?
12. What had been built using Bernard’s bottom?

 

Other

1. Have you played at the park? What do you like playing on?
2. Have you ever been to the beach? What did you do? Can you draw a picture?
3. How was Bernard feeling when he couldn’t find his bottom? Why?
4. Bernard’s friends were very kind. How did they help him?
5. Can you put the pictures of the story in order?



Remember to send your super home learning pictures and videos via Class Dojo or using our class email address:
birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk

 

Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel and Brendan

Postcard Fun!

Hello again 2B!
You should be getting a special letter in the post from me soon with a task you can try at home!


Do you remember our second story about the crayons?
Well, the crayons sent Duncan postcards from their travels.


A postcard has a picture on one side and some writing about what you’ve been doing on the other.

Do you think you can follow my instructions and make and post your own postcards to school?


Making, writing and posting a postcard….


I think it is….


We can’t wait to receive your postcards!
But we would also love to see some photos or videos of you making, writing and posting them.
Send them via ClassDojo or using birch@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Stay Safe.
Sarah, Rachel and Brendan